The Modernist Era Of Art Essay

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The modernist era of art began in the late 19th century and last until around the middle of the 20th century. Some of the important artists of this time were Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dalí. Postmodernism began in the 1960s, however the term was not predominantly applied to the movement until the 1970’s mainly with architecture, but when it comes to paintings and other such art the term did not come to fruition until the mid 1980s. Some of the important artists of this movement were Jasper Johns, Francis Bacon, and Nam June Paik. Both of these movements are important to art and were a necessary form of art. They were different from each other in many ways and they had different concerns from one another. Although both movements were different from each other they are also very important to how art progressed to the way it is today. Modernism was the response of the art world to the new ideas and perspectives that were provided by the industrial age. What makes this movement different from the artworks that had been created in the past is that instead of doing commissioned work for places such as the church, or for wealthy patrons artists began to create work that was interesting to themselves. This movement had many smaller movements that occurred within it such as surrealism, cubism, Dadaism, and expressionism to name a few. Artists of this modern era were trying to achieve a point of pure originality and so they experimented with the use of color and…

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